Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was proud of working on the God Body EP for DaVinity because it was just open and had no limits just beautiful music and experimenting throughout the entire project.
What are you working on at the moment?
Instrumental album to expose my beat making/mixing skills further with a more recent touch
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new to this community but I would love to reach out to some people here.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because it allows you more room for manipulation and the "undo" feature in case you accidentally do something you weren't trying to do hahaha
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
It's different steps every time never the same
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Turnaround time and my answer will come after listening to the record a few times to see what it needs along with asking the client's input.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
We just do this for a check
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Where do you want the record to go?
What feel are we going for?
Is there anything you want to add to the project to make it special?
When do you need this project done by?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Communication is key, and the music should not be clipping at all when sent. I also would like to thank the client in advance for even considering my services.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Interface, Headphones, Laptop, Microphone, and Maschine
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Audio Engineer and I have been mixing/mastering for 5+ years
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Electronic group Justice because their sound is amazing, and I want to see what their process is on just the mix itself
Can you share one music production tip?
Always make sure each sound is in the right pocket of the song. For example, do not layer two bass drums in a mix because it will cause a muddy bottom, it needs a punchy drum layered with it to make it sit right in the mix
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip Hop overall
What's your strongest skill?
Selective listening in which makes a better mix because you can tune certain frequencies out to focus on certain aspects of a sound you may be listening to.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring character, dynamics, sculpting, and bringing out the fullness of the record
What's your typical work process?
I usually listen to the record multiple times until I grasp the full feel for the record to see where its going. I then start with the drums since that sets the tone overall for the entire mix and then go back and forth to the instrumentation so that I make sure everything is in sync and not overpowering each other. I also reference the mix to a song I like in the same genre just for dynamic sake to make sure i'm on track since it may have to fit right behind a similar song when it comes to mastering after the mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I don't believe in having more than you need so I have a custom built tower with a focusrite interface along with a set of reference monitors, mixing monitors, and headphones. I run Pro Tools for the process of mixing/mastering.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Electronic music inspires me overall because of the dynamics and the effects they can get out of analog machines, I just think its cool how they get the song to where it is after it is mixed and mastered.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I normally perform full in depth mixes along with post mixes at times